Robert Lewandowski baggage two targets as Barcelona eases previous Real Valladolid 4-0

After beginning the La Liga season with a goalless draw in opposition to Rayo Vallecano, Barcelona has produced two robust performances in opposition to Real Sociedad and now Valladolid — indicators the Catalan membership is perhaps heading for higher outcomes this season in comparison with final.

Lewandowski was denied by the submit at the beginning Sunday’s recreation, as too was Ousmane Dembélé 10 minutes later.

Nevertheless, the Polish striker took benefit of Barça’s stress and acquired his first purpose when he transformed Raphinha’s cross with a neat end on the far submit.

Pedri doubled the Blaugrana lead from contained in the field simply earlier than halftime, and the sport was all however over shortly after the hour mark for newly promoted Valladolid when Lewandowski produced an outstanding again heel from Dembélé’s cross.

Lewandowski virtually grabbed a hat-trick within the last moments, however his shot ricocheted off the crossbar and fell to Sergi Roberto, who accomplished the rout.

The victory additionally included a league debut for Jules Koundé — one of many new signings Barcelona had struggled to register forward of the season because the membership grappled with monetary turmoil and complying with La Liga’s Monetary Truthful Play guidelines.

The French defender proved a helpful addition to the beginning lineup as he cleared a shot off the road halfway by the second half.

Barcelona is third in La Liga behind defending champion Real Madrid and Real Betis after three video games and subsequent faces Sevilla, winless thus far this season, on Saturday.